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"Early Learning in State ESSA Plans Implementation Snapshot: How States Are Using the Law"

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Though the Every Student Succeeds Act doesn't mandate much for early-childhood education, a new report says states are embracing the first funding stream dedicated to early-childhood education through the law's new Preschool Development Grants.

The report, by the nonprofit advocacy group the First Five Years Fund, notes 13 states plan to make early-learning initiatives a part of their state accountability systems under Title I, targeting disadvantaged students, while 15 states and the District of Columbia list early learning as a strategy for school improvement within Title I.

A majority of states plan to use their Title II professional-development funds to help school leaders support educators working with children age 8 and younger, and 38 states included early learning as part of their Well-Rounded Education Initiatives as part of Title IV of ESSA, which provides grants for academic support and enrichment programs.

Vol. 37, Issue 24, Page 5

Published in Print: March 21, 2018, as Early Childhood
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